Liverpool report: Sadio Mane set for sensational return – 12 months after leaving Bayern Munich

Liverpool legend Sadio Mane of Bayern Munich during the UEFA Champions League quarterfinal first leg match between Manchester City and FC Bayern Munchen at Etihad Stadium on April 11, 2023 in Manchester, United Kingdom.
(Image credit: Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images)

Liverpool could provide Sadio Mane an incredible return, following his explosive Bayern Munich fallout.

Senegalese superstar Mane made headlines in the week after punching his team-mate Leroy Sane after an on-field argument during Bayern's defeat to Manchester City. Mane was suspended and fined by his employers.

With Mane struggling to impress in his first season in German football, however, it's been suggested that he could look for a new club again this summer – and one incredible option.

Sadio Mane of Bayern Munich (R) and Leroy Sane of Bayern Munich argue with each other during the UEFA Champions League quarterfinal first leg match between Manchester City and FC Bayern München at Etihad Stadium on April 11, 2023 in Manchester, United Kingdom.

Sadio Mane had an altercation with Leroy Sane following Bayern's defeat to Manchester City (Image credit: Simon Stacpoole/Offside/Offside via Getty Images)

According to Football Insider, the player has told friends he "misses Liverpool" and is "aching" for a Premier League return.

Liverpool have endured a tough season without Mane, as Darwin Nunez has stepped up to replace the outgoing No.10. Nunez has scored eight times in the Premier League for the Reds but has failed to unanimously win over fans. 

Mane could be available for just £25 million, after leaving Anfield for over £30m, as Bayern look to cut their losses on a player who recently turned 31. 

Still, it remains to be seen whether Jurgen Klopp would want to bring the player back to the side given that he let him leave last summer and has already replaced him with a few new signings in the last 15 months.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp looks on prior to the Premier League match between Manchester United and Liverpool FC at Old Trafford on August 22, 2022 in Manchester, England.

Would Jurgen Klopp want to bring Mane back to Merseyside? (Image credit: Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Liverpool signed Luis Diaz in January 2022 to play left-wing before Fabio Carvalho joined for free in the summer. Darwin Nunez then signed to play as a centre-forward – before moving out wide when the Reds bought Cody Gakpo in the most recent January transfer window. 

Mane is valued to be worth around €45m by Transfermarkt

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Liverpool's failed pursuit of Jude Bellingham has led to discussion over who is to blame, with This Is Anfield writing that the fault lies with both Jurgen Klopp and ownership FSG for FourFourTwo.

The Reds are looking at a number of possible alternatives, including Ryan Gravenberch of Bayern MunichInter Milan star Nicolo BarellaBrighton midfielder Moises Caidedo and Chelsea fringe midfielder Conor Gallagher. Ex-Red Jose Enrique has questioned whether the Merseysiders even needed Bellingham, anyway.

Meanwhile, there could be significant outgoings from Anfield this summer. Mohamed Salah has apparently enquired about a move to SpainJurgen Klopp is a target for Real Madrid if Carlo Ancelotti departs and Roberto Firmino has reportedly agreed a deal with Los Blancos when his Liverpool contract expires. 

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Mark White
Staff Writer

Mark White has been a staff writer on FourFourTwo since joining in January 2020, writing pieces for both online and the magazine. An encyclopedia of football shirts and boots knowledge – both past and present – Mark has also been to the FA Cup and League Cup finals for FFT and has written pieces for the mag ranging on subjects from Bobby Robson's season at Barcelona to Robinho's career. He once saw Tyrone Mings at a petrol station in Bournemouth but felt far too short to ask for a photo.